Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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How Cities Turn DOT SluggishnessInto Tourist Gold

Added: 28.03.2017 20:14 | 2 views | 0 comments

Ever wonder why your state department of transportation keeps building new roads, bridges and highway lanes but can't seem to maintain the roads it already has? You're not alone. Many urge government to adopt "fix it first" laws to prioritize road repair over expansion. Cartoon by Andy Singer.

From: www.forbes.com

Brothers thank woman who comforted them after crash that killed grandmother

Added: 28.03.2017 15:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two teen brothers were able to thank a woman who pulled off the side of a highway Saturday to comfort them after they were involved in a deadly car accident. Their grandmother, Rosa Bridges, was killed.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

The No. 1 Reason DOT Prefers To Build New Highways Instead Of Fixing Pot Holes

Added: 28.03.2017 11:03 | 12 views | 0 comments

Ever wonder why your state department of transportation keeps building new roads, bridges and highway lanes but can't seem to maintain the roads it already has? You're not alone. Many urge government to adopt "fix it first" laws to prioritize road repair over expansion. Cartoon by Andy Singer.

From: www.forbes.com

'Ban digital adverts and use speed cameras on bridges to reduce road deaths'

Added: 28.03.2017 9:19 | 16 views | 0 comments

Safety campaigners today called for a major overhaul of London's roads including a ban on digital adverts, the use of average speed cameras on Thames bridges and the removal of central white lines to slow traffic.

From: www.standard.co.uk

www.theguardian.com: NSW floods: SES responds to hundreds of calls for help after deluge

Added: 28.03.2017 7:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


The NSW mid north coast is enduring another drenching but forecasters say conditions will ease after Saturday’s downpour
The SES received more than 550 calls for help on Saturday and responded to 2,748 requests after another drenching on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
There were also more than 70 flood rescues, most on the mid north coast and in the Hunter, SES spokesman Brent Hunter said.

Heavy rainfall over NSW mid-north coast today. Warnings current for Orara, Bellinger and Hastings Rivers

We have called the to assist @ Audley Weir in the Royal National Park as ppl have disregarded warnings to stay out of floodwater.

Debris mounting against Bellinger River Bridge in Bellingen. 1615 ADST.

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www.theguardian.com: Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness

Added: 28.03.2017 7:40 | 2 views | 0 comments


Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires
Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes and destroyed more than 100 bridges in Peru’s worst floods in recent memory.
“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in a broadcast to the nation on Friday afternoon. “There hasn’t been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998.”

Illinois plans $8.4M repair to Lake Shore Drive bridges

Added: 28.03.2017 4:59 | 16 views | 0 comments


CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that it will release $4.2 million to repair two key Chicago bridges.
Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the bridges scheduled for work carry Lake Shore Drive over Lawrence Avenue and Wilson Avenue.
Blankenhorn says the spans "provide a vital connection ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Building no bridges

Added: 28.03.2017 1:02 | 1 views | 0 comments

A near-miss at the United States' tallest dam is only the beginning of America's infrastructure woes. So why has Trump promised an infrastructure "second to none"?

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Three Takeaways About Infrastructure from Trump’s Speech to Congress

Added: 27.03.2017 14:21 | 3 views | 0 comments

“Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” the president said in his address last Tuesday.

From: www.architecturalrecord.com

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